This year we succeeded in having a virtually tech-free Christmas. Nearly every toy was free of flashing lights or the need for batteries. There is one toy–a puzzle, for goodness sake–that can use batteries if one wants to hear the sounds of the vehicles. But that is it. Every other gift was creative, low-tech, kid-powered or imagination-driven. Yay for us! And it is a month later and most are still holding the attention of both big kids. The trampoline, McKenna, face paint kit and arts and crafts things seem to be the most popular.